Here at the key numbers in Washington and Lee's first Relay for Life: 26, 244, and 8,333. When the relay steps off on Friday at 8 p.m., there will be 244 participants on 26 teams. And as of yesterday, the Web site indicated that participants have raised $8,333 in pledges toward the $10,000 goal. But […]
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Bon vivant, ¿Qué haces?, Wie geht’s?, domo arigato – terms like these may jog our memory, but how much do we really remember from our foreign language classes? After all, for some of us it has been quite a while…
Washington and Lee University will present former Sen. John W. Warner, a 1949 graduate of the University, with its highest honor — The Washington Award — on Saturday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. during the annual meeting of the W&L Alumni Association in Lee Chapel.
Welcome yet another blog from W&L's Spring Term: this one is courtsy of the New York Internship program. When they're not out making it in the Big Apple, students in the annual internship program are sharing their experiences and thoughts. In only their first few days we've learned that Erin Galliher (who's at Forbes) enjoyed […]
Biology professor Bill Hamilton and his Spring Term class are out in Yellowstone where they are conducting research invasive plant species and "their impacts on soil nitrogen cycling and organic matter decomposition." Here's some background on the research that Bill does. When they aren't out in the field collecting samples or in the lab examining […]
Oil billionaire and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens, an outspoken advocate for alternative energy, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has announced that Katherine Crowley, assistant professor of mathematics at Washington and Lee University, will be the organization’s Congressional Fellow for 2009-2010.
At 81, Lacey Putney has just announced that he will run for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates from Virginia's 19th District, which includes the city of Bedford and much of Bedford and Botetourt counties. Putney, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1950, is already the Commonwealth's longest-serving legislative representative, having served […]
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Washington and Lee University has provided live translations to the Rockbridge County community for the last seven years.
"Gripping and profound." “Witty, bawdy, philosophical, touching, and humorous." "Audacious, wondrous." And those are just a sampling of the adjectives being used to describe Woodsburner, the debut novel of Washington and Lee alumnus John Pipkin of the Class of 1989. Scheduled to be released on April 28, Woodsburner covers a single day in the life […]
Southern Living subscribers who live in the Mid-Atlantic area will be in for a treat this month when they discover Washington and Lee's Janet Ikeda gracing the cover of the special insert, Mid-Atlantic Living People & Places. The article in question-and-answer format describes both the Japanese Tearoom constructed in the Watson Pavilion as well as […]
After each issue of W&L: The Washington and Lee University Alumni Magazine is published, we post a survey for readers to give us their views. We do want to hear from our readers with their opinions and their ideas. The survey for the Winter issue is now available. Please take a moment, click on this […]
Last week we brought news that Shenandoah Editor R.T. Smith had his poem,"Storm Warming," selected as Poetry Daily's featured poem on April 16. We turned the page — or clicked the browser link too fast — because just one day later a Washington and Lee alumna, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, was similarly honored when her poem, […]
Spring Term starts Monday (April 20), and there will be the usual array of fascinating courses to consider, both on and off campus. One that gets off to a quick start is the Archaeology Field Methods Course, otherwise known as The Dig. In past years, The Dig has been fairly close to Lexington — Liberty […]
Washington and Lee School of Law students Patrick Chamberlain '10L, Gail Deady '11L, and Rachel Mack '11L have been selected as the 2009 recipients of Virginia Law Foundation Public Service Internship awards.
The Women Law Students Organization at Washington and Lee University School of Law has named Johanna E. Bond the 2009 recipient of the organization's Professor of the Year award.
When Laura Turner, the technical services librarian at Leyburn Library, came to work this past Wednesday, she had no idea what awaited her. Early that morning the Associated Press had moved a story about the book that came back and, gefore the day was over, Laura had been interviewed by news outlets from Roanoke to […]
"Storm Warning" by Shenandoah editor R.T. Smith is the featured poem on Poetry Daily, an anthology of contemporary poetry that publishes a new poem from new books, magazines, and journal each day. "Storm Warning" is from a sequence called The Red Wolf, which comprise poems about Flannery O'Connor, many of which are written in her […]
What qualifies as perhaps the longest overdue library book in history found its way back to Washington and Lee University’s Leyburn Library in February, when the first volume of W.F.P. Napier’s four-volume set, History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, was returned to the shelves after an absence of 52,858 days.
Maybe it's not too late for some tax tips from Michelle Drumbl, director of the School of Law's Tax Clinic. You can listen to Michelle's advice on ways to save on your taxes on our Soundbites page. But if you've already filed (and here's hoping you have), you might be interested in the debate on […]
The Tax Clinic of Washington and Lee University's School of Law deals with problem cases and helps clients avoid sleepless nights after April 15.
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell will hold a conversation about leadership in sports at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m..
In response to the recent post about the trip that W&L law grads Kara McDonald, Class of 2002, and Damien DeLaney, Class of 2003, are taking, What's News was reminded by a reader that four alumni are currently sailing around the world on a 51-foot Skye called the Obelisk. The sailors are Jesse Smith (’03), […]
Cleveland P. Hickman Jr., professor emeritus of biology at Washington and Lee University, will receive the Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science from the Virginia Museum for Natural History Foundation at the organization’s 22nd annual Thomas Jefferson Awards on Earth Day on April 22, at the museum in Martinsville, Va.
Washington and Lee University’s Employee Recognition Banquet held Monday, April 13, recognized four retiring members of W&L’s staff, with a total of 103 years of service to W&L.
Washington and Lee University's Hillel presents Holocaust Remembrance Week from April 27 - May 1. The planned activities range from films to a vigil to a talk by Holocaust survivor, George Salton. All of the Holocaust Remembrance Week activities are open to the public without charge.
A story in Sunday's Charleston Gazette tells the story of how one Washington and Lee alumna has been forever changed by her participation in W&L's Shepherd Poverty Program. You can get details fromthe story but briefly it describes a project that Shannon Bell, a member of W&L's Class of 2000, created for five communities in […]
The Fulbright Association is honoring Washington and Lee alumnus John D. Maguire of the Class of 1953 with its Lifetime Achievement Medal. Maguire, president emeritus of the Claremont University Consortium and director of the Institute for Democratic Renewal,, will receive the award on May 12 in Washington. He's in an impressive group of four recipients. […]
Two Washington and Lee University students — junior Bena M. Tshishiku from Martinez, Ga., and sophomore F. Andrew Tessier Jr. from New Orleans, La. — have been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
The American Society of International Law has selected Washington and Lee Law Professor Mark Drumbl's recent book as first runner-up for its 2009 Certificate of Merit for Creative Scholarship. This prize is among the most prestigious publishing awards globally in the field of international law.
Casandra (Casie) Pedroza majored in neuroscience at Washington and Lee and was on a premed track when she made a trip to Texas to work with Hurricane Katrina victims. Things changed. The 2007 graduate may yet make it to medical school. But for the moment, you can see Casie's picture and read a story of […]
When her daughter had a violent reaction to eggs and was diagnosed with a food allergy, Robyn McCord O'Brien, Class of 1993, says she wanted to tattoo a warning across her daughter's forehead so that people would be aware of the danger that certain foods posed for her. That was the start of Robyn's work […]
Washington and Lee University seniors Hunter Branstetter of Nashville, Tenn., and Jenna Walls of Zionsville, Ind., were named the John W. Elrod Unsung Generals of the Year at the seventh annual Celebrating Student Success Awards held Sunday night, April 5, in the living room of the John W. Elrod University Commons.
Theresa Braunschneider, associate professor of English at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Society (ACLS) that she will use for a sabbatical year during 2009-10 to complete her new book, After Dark: Modern Nighttime in 18th-Century Literature. She is the first W&L faculty member to win the fellowship.
Prepare to be envious. Late last month two Washington and Lee law graduates — Kara McDonald, Class of 2002, and Damien DeLaney, Class of 2003 — embarked on a year-long round-the-world journey, and they're sharing their travels via a blog titled Running Towards. Kara and Damien (they're married, and he's the son of W&L history […]
The Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity at Washington and Lee University has announced the eight inaugural recipients of the Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants are funded by a gift to W&L which also created scholarships, a lecture and symposia series focusing on leadership and two endowed professorships.
Dr. Harry Neel of the Class of 1928 confesses that he doesn't get around like he once did, he is using the cane that his son has insisted upon, and a friend describes him as "just a lively person." Those are just a few of the revelations in a wonderful feature story about Harry that […]
Katie Wall, a 2005 Washington and Lee graduate who majored in biology and studio art, has recently unveiled a new Web site that has a some striking examples of her art work. After W&L, Katie went to the Savannah College of Art and Design to get an M.F.A. and also worked for SCAD as media […]
Twice a week, Washington and Lee University sophomore Samantha Copping sits down with her students at a Lexington, Va., coffee shop for a tutoring session. It’s an unremarkable scene until you consider the subject — ancient Greek — and the students are in grade school.
Seeking to deal with the greater complexity of the American family, the American Law Institute nine years ago adopted a set of principles to help the courts and state legislatures negotiate these breakups.
The Tax Clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law has been awarded a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program. This is the second straight year that the Tax Clinic has received federal dollars to support its efforts.
Distinguished attorney and public servant William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. will deliver the annual Hendricks Lecture in Law and History. Coleman, one of the lead strategists and coauthor of the legal brief in Brown v. Board of Education, will explore the impact of the NAACP on the civil rights movement.
Back in January a new radio show made its debut on WLUR-FM, the campus radio station of Washington and Lee. Radio IE is the "Voice of International Education" at W&L. Hosted by Laurent Boetsch, professor of Romance languages and director of the Center for International Education, the show features interviews with students who are engaged […]
Russell A. Miller, associate professor of law at Washington and Lee University, assesses the role that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has played on the Court.
Washington & Lee journalism students earned seven awards – with an unprecedented three first-place winners – in the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region II annual collegiate journalism competition.
If the old adage is right (and who could ever argue the point) that a picture is worth all those words, then the Center for International Education has exceeded the word allotment on its Web site these days with four different slides shows displaying photographs that Washington and Lee students took during their various journeys […]